Places to go, things to do
ARTS & CRAFTS
AC Craft Market, indoor fine arts and crafts fair, noon to 6 p.m. last Saturday of each month through November, free. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com.
Growing Home School, a fun, educational place to meet up and socialize for homeschoolers, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Hammonton Mother’s Club Meeting, a non-profit group that provides support, social activities and community involvement for members and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Girl Scouts, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in September. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Computers 101, 10 a.m. to noon Sept.7 and 21, registration required. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Crocheting, 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Exhibit, “A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey,” sponsored by Stockton University and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, explore South Jersey’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, from local desegregation and anti-discrimination movements, to iconic national events such as the 1964 Democratic National Convention protests in Atlantic City, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,through Sept. 28, donations accepted for admission. (609) 350-6662. www.aahmsnj.org. African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey at The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, features artifacts, thousands of pictures, and research related to Somers Point, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 927-2900. www.somerspointhistory.org. Somers Point Historical Museum, 745 Shore Road, Somers Point.
Exhibit, “Hak Vogrin: A Retrospective,” a contemporary of the neo-expressionist movement, the late Vogrin’s paintings sharply criticize the American political establishment, the destruction of the environment, and the treatment of women and minorities; exhibit includes delicate, thoughtful drawings and ironic cartoons as well as expressive paintings commenting on the issues facing our society, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 30, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Exhibit, “Grand Vista: 21st Century Landscapes,” features recent work by Wes Sherman, Gary Stephan, Ilse Murdock, Judy Simonian and Aaron Williams; guest-curated by native New Jersey artists Danielle Wolfrum and Wes Sherman, these artworks investigate landscape painting as an enduring theme in genre painting in the 21st century, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 30, free admission. (609) 626-3805. artsgarageac.com. Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City.
Gardening workshops for children, schedule includes: Reflect and Give Thanks, 2 p.m. Aug. 28, free; reservations required. Email: email@example.com. Hammonton Community Garden, 11th and Washington streets, Hammonton. hammontongreencommittee.com/events.
Shaping Families, enjoy a fun, family workout, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 12, 19 and 26, free, registration requested. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Groovy Kids, play sessions for toddlers and their caregivers, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through September, free. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Summer Packet Completion, for children in kindergarten through eighth grade who need help with summer math or reading, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in August, free, registration requested. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
“Team Challenge,” based on Food Network’s “Kids Chopped,” designed for child and teen chefs who already know their way around a kitchen, offered monthly, fee $45; registration required. (609) 878-3488. www.kitchen-19.com. Kitchen 19, 19 S. Second St., Hammonton.
Back-2-school Bingo, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Toddler Matinee, 10 a.m. to noon Fridays in September, free. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Registration required. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Children’s Theater: “Rumpelstiltskin,” a musical retelling of this classic tale about a young girl, a lie, spinning straw into gold and a terrible decision, 10 a.m. Sept. 30 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 1, tickets $7 to $9. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
16th annual Surf for a Cause, presented by the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation, Sept. 10, registration fee $50, includes an event T-shirt and entry to the after party at 4 p.m. at Ventura’s Greenhouse; additional surfing divisions $15 each; free for boys age 11 and younger and girls age 12 and younger; after party tickets $30. thedrcf.org.
Cut-a-Thon, features haircuts for a donation (stylists are donating their time); plus a silent auction featuring gift certificates and baskets from local businesses and the salon, plus games and activities for children and adults, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18, $25 requested minimum donation for haircut; proceeds benefit Friends are By Your Side, a program that provides wigs for women with cancer at no cost to them. (609) 965-5455. www.401west.com. 401 West Hair and Body Care, 401 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway.
Annual Stockton University Golf Classic, registration, lunch and a silent auction, 11 a.m., shotgun start, 1 p.m., golf lesson, 4 p.m., cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony, 6 p.m. Sept. 20, tournament fee, $250 per player; golf lesson, $125. (609) 652-4527. stockton.edu/golf. Proceeds support the Stockton Foundation. Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway.
Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships Golf Tournament, hosted by Atlantic Cape Foundation and Cape May National Golf Club, scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7, entry fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, $150 per person and $500 per foursome, proceeds benefit student scholarships and foundation operations. (609) 463-4672. Cape May National Golf Club, Route 9, Cape May.
Beef & Beer, 6 p.m. Oct. 8, tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door; proceeds benefit Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center in Egg Harbor Township, a therapeutic horseback riding center for children and adults with disabilities. (609) 703-9130. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.heartstrc.com. DiOrio’s Circle Café, 10 MacArthur Blvd., Somers Point.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Enough Stuff Family Support Group, for family members of individuals who are finders/keepers, formerly known as people living with a hoarding disorder; coping strategies, resources, education and other topics will be covered; 1 p.m. Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. (609) 652-3800, ext. 308. Email: email@example.com. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road,Suite 8, Galloway.
“Savory Sundays,” cooking demonstrations presented by the Academy of Culinary Arts of Atlantic Cape Community College, noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Aug. 21: using fruits and vegetable smoothies to create a healthy breakfast or cool summer treat. (800) 645-CHEF. www.atlantic.edu/aca. Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Substance Abuse Summit, sponsored by Join Together Atlantic County and hosted by the Municipal Drug Alliance of Buena Borough-Buena Vista Township-Weymouth Township, a panel of speakers will present the community with valuable information on all forms of substance abuse and the affects within homes, towns and county; panel will also answer questions from the public; 7 p.m. Aug. 29, free; public invited. (609) 805-3680. Buena Vista Township Hall, 890 Harding Highway, Buena Vista.
Zumba, with Kymbah, 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, first session free. Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville.
Anxiety Peer Wellness Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County/ICE Wellness Program, topics include: wellness, recovery, empowerment and more, 1 to 2:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Atlanticare Behavioral Health, 120 S. White Horse Pike No. 2, Hammonton. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling and referrals, for people coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers; also family members of people with addiction may receive support from trained peer counselors; confidential services, grant-funded, no cost to callers, available 24/7. (855) 652-3737 or TTY (877) 294-4356.
Support Group, for individuals living with mental health issues and addiction, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave.; and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope All Day Center, 600 S. Odessa Ave., Egg Harbor City. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303.
Support meeting, sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, for individuals living with Bipolar disorder, offers support, resources, education and information, 7 p.m. Mondays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Ventnor VFW, 601 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor.
Women’s Wellness, common stresses and mental health challenges, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. AtlantiCare AIS, 1601 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, for family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 5:15 p.m. Second Tuesdays. Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
“Clutter,” a weekly support group is offered to help individuals understand why they acquire/hold on to too many possessions and to learn ways to support a healthier lifestyle, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. Optional ongoing series follows at 2 p.m., which offers an opportunity to learn skills and develop plans to help with the emotional and physical challenges related to clutter. (609) 652-3800, ext. 303. Email email@example.com.
Intensive Family Support Services Support Group, 10:30 a.m. second Thursdays. (609) 652-3800, ext. 301. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Nar-Anon Family Group Meeting, a worldwide fellowship for people affected by a friend or family member with a drug addiction; as a Twelve-Step Program, they offer help by sharing experience, strength, and hope in a safe and anonymous forum, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. (609) 805-3680. (609) 561-6019. Abundant Living Church, 849 Route 54, Buena Vista.
Celiac-Gluten Free Support Group, new members welcome, 7 p.m. third Tuesdays. Email Rosaliavalenti@aol.com. (609) 412-8361. AGA office, not affiliated with AGA, 3205 Fire Road, Egg Harbor Township.
Caregiver Support Group, offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County in partnership with the Cape Atlantic Caregiver Coalition, for people caring for a child, spouse, sibling, parent or friend, includes resources, coping skills, self-care and support, 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, free. (609) 652-3800, ext. 304. Email email@example.com. Royal Suites, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.
Aphasia Communication Group, offered by the Adler Aphasia Center and facilitated by a licensed speech language pathologist, provides people who have been diagnosed with aphasia with an opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences, provide tips to communicate more effectively, and provide time to practice communication skills in a natural environment; Aphasia is a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury; it affects spoken language, reading and writing, but does not affect a person’s intellect, 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Registration required. Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton. To register: (973) 530-3981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adler Aphasia Center information: (201) 368-8585 or www.adleraphasiacenter.org.
Garden Talks, presented by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County’s Master Gardener Program, schedule includes: “Cover crops and cleaning up your garden,” Sept. 21; and “Preparing for winter and getting a jump on spring,” Oct. 19, free. (609) 272-6950. www.acua.com/garden. Community Garden, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township.
24th annual Somers Point Beach Concert Series, features Jim Shuler, lead guitarist from George Thorogood’s Delaware Destroyers, Aug. 26; Jersey Shore Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival starring Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, Sept. 2; Coco Montoya, Sept. 9; all concerts at 7 p.m., free. www.somerspointbeachconcerts.com. William Morrow Beach and the Municipal Beach Park, between Higbee and New Jersey avenues, Somers Point.
Concert: Lonestar, a multi-platinum country quartet, known for hit-songs including “Tequila Talkin,” “What About Now,” “My Front Porch Looking In” and “I’m Already There,” 8 p.m. Aug. 26, tickets $40. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Keith Urban: ripCORD World Tour 2016, also features Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, tickets $25 to $59.75. livenation.com. BB&T Pavilion, Camden.
Concert: Jimmy Buffett, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, tickets $36 to $136. livenation.com. BB&T Pavilion, Camden.
Concert: Jukebox Memories, enjoy the jukebox hits of the 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s with Brian McCollough, a Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty tribute artist, as he sings classic songs including “Blue Bayou,” “Oh Pretty Woman,” “Hello Darlin” and “It’s Only Make Believe,” and The American Longboards, who will perform hits by artists including Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra, The Safaris, The Beach Boys and more, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, tickets $25. (856) 384-8381. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org. Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
Concert: Zac Brown Band, with Drake White and The Big Fire, 4 p.m. Sept. 1, tickets $39.50 to $99.50. (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster.com. www.acbeachconcerts.com. Atlantic City Beach.
Concert: Florida Georgia Line, with Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown, 4 p.m. Sept. 3, tickets $39.50 to $99.50. (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster.com. www.acbeachconcerts.com. Atlantic City Beach.
Concert: Blink 182, with A Day to Remember, All Time Low and The Front Bottoms, 1 p.m. Sept. 5, tickets $30 to $85. (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster.com. www.acbeachconcerts.com. Atlantic City Beach.
Ninth annual Gala Concert: “The Rat Pack! 100 Years of Frank!,” features the Bay Atlantic Symphony along with Broadway stars Nat Chandler as Dean Martin, Sal Viviano as Frank Sinatra, and Eric Jordon Young as Sammy Davis Jr., under the direction of Maestro Jed Gaylin, performing classic songs associated with Sinatra, Davis and Martin including “That’s Amore,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “My Way” and “New York, New York,” with brand new orchestrations, show is choreographed and scripted with original Rat Pack routines recalling a time when the three famous crooners frequented Atlantic City’s The 500 Club, 8 p.m. Sept. 17, tickets $50 and $65. (866) 900-4849. www.theborgata.com. The Music Box, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City.
“Beyond the Barrens: A Pinelands Speaker Series,” presented by Batsto Citizens Committee and Wharton State Forest, topics include historical, cultural and natural aspects of South Jersey, 1 p.m. Second Saturdays, admission $2. Batsto Visitors Center, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton. (609) 561-0024. www.batstovillage.org.
Senior exercise, 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, free. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Book Club, 1 p.m. second Mondays, free. (856) 322-7082. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Crocheting, knitting and stitch work, all skill levels, Miss Suzi, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, free. (609) 704-5752. Email Hammontonseniors@gmail.com. Canoe Club of Hammonton, Hammonton Lake Park.
Open Mic, family-friendly event open to all performers and to audience members, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Atlantic Cape Community College’s Community Day, the first in a year long series of events to celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary, features music by Seven Stone, face painting, a drone demonstration, food trucks, paintball, Blackhawk helicopter tours, Atlantic City Aquarium’s Traveling Touch Tank Exhibit, craft and nonprofit vendors and more, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 17, free. www.atlantic.edu/50. Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Stand-Up Comedy Night, features three of the region’s most renowned comics and a wine lounge, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 22, tickets $25. (609) 704-5012. theeagletheatre.com. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
English as a Second Language Class, for ages 18 and older who speak Spanish but wish to practice basic English speaking skills, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 12, 19 and 26; registration requested. (609) 567-2900. hammontonfamilysuccess.org. Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton.
Annual Atlantic City Farmers Market, features fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29. Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues, Atlantic City. (609) 344-8338. www.njcrda.com.
Farmers Market, presented by Sustainable EHC, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 2. (609) 965-9291. sustainableehc.org. Buffalo Avenue side of Lincoln Park, 700 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City.
Food Truck Friday, enjoy lunch offered by a variety of food trucks, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 2. (609) 449-4500. www.basspro.com. Bass Pro Shops, 30 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Atlantic City.
Car Cruises, 5 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 23. (609) 748-8999. www.ColonialInnSmithville.com. Historic Smithville, The Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville.
Absecon Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey offers views of Atlantic City and Brigantine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 5, admission to climb the 228 steps to the top, $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 4 to 12, $3 for Atlantic City residents and free for active military members; dogs on leashes are welcome; free parking and free admission to the museum space and keeper’s cottage. (609) 449-1360. www.abseconlighthouse.org. Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City.
Magique: Remixed, features the magic duo of Kevin and Caruso in a family-friendly show that includes a whirlwind of magic, music, comedy, showgirls, costumes and pure razzle dazzle, various times through Sept. 9, tickets $30 for adults and $15 for ages 16 and younger or $40 for VIP. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com. www.tropicana.net. Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
“Fame, The Musical,” presented by the Alfred R. Lundy Community Center of Mizpah, 7 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18, tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Proceeds benefit the re-opening of the center. Mizpah Fire Hall, 6478 Dehirsch Ave., Mizpah. (240) 776-2726.
Information on VA, federal, state and county veterans benefits, with veterans advocate Lou Green, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, Hamilton Mall, Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, Ruby Tuesday entrance.